HardWire CM-2 Tube Overdrive: Tele, Strat & SG.

November 12, 2010

www.digitech.com Number 3 in my HardWire Series. (HT-2 and DL-8 are already online). The CM-2 is great all-rounder. The addition of a Classic switch is a very welcome addition and the scope that the Low and High tone controls cover is vast. I like it. A lot.


25 Responses to “HardWire CM-2 Tube Overdrive: Tele, Strat & SG.”

  1. sorlati on November 12th, 2010 6:06 pm

    what’s that song around 2:09?

  2. Rushworshiper92 on November 12th, 2010 6:51 pm

    Wow it sounds amazing with the Tele man.

  3. reallyguitarhero on November 12th, 2010 7:18 pm

    its modified not modern

  4. vileguile on November 12th, 2010 8:01 pm

    You’re the man, nice to see an SG! First time ever on any youtube clip i think for me

  5. Rushworshiper92 on November 12th, 2010 8:58 pm

    Man that SG sounds pritty nice even tho its a copy.

  6. PattyMagooRocks on November 12th, 2010 9:37 pm

    @Burgerman666 Hey Mate – Yeah i know of Ralf Jung, Very long haired German dude. Fantastic Guitar player and really knows his stuff. They sent me a load of stuff, The big day is in 2 days. I’ll let you know how it went, My house is a sea of post it notes and i have gone grey at 31. If i don’t get it, I’m coming to Australia to grow old in your garage and play Slash licks till i die. x

  7. Burgerman666 on November 12th, 2010 9:46 pm

    @PattyMagooRocks I did it for a while over here and around the traps, China included. It’s not hard. Just play a cool tune to the sound. Play country to country sounds, jazz to a jazz sound, djent to metal sounds, etc. Make it convincing and make it undeniable. If you’re involved with Harman you should know or will soon meet Ralph Jung, one of their longest serving clinicinians. Pick his brains, he’ll steer you right. 😉 For the record, Harman were not behind or supportive of these demos..

  8. PattyMagooRocks on November 12th, 2010 10:21 pm

    @guslopez12 Dude – Burny are kick ass Guitars. I’d reckon he knew it wasn’t a Gibbo too! x

  9. PattyMagooRocks on November 12th, 2010 11:13 pm

    Dude, I just got a job demonstrating all Digitech – Harman- Hardwire stuff. I am Shitting myself, You do a great job, Only thing is i have to do it live – I know all the in’s and out’s, It’s the ‘presenting’ of it i am worried about… Got a huge presentation to the MD this Friday… Any last minute tips before i totally screw it up and cry? x
    Get me on Facebook dude, Look up Patty Magoo Mulchrone… Would love to pick your Brain! X

  10. Rambo29 on November 13th, 2010 12:11 am

    Burgs, which pedal do you prefer for more transparency, the CM2 or SC2? I need something that can work well with alt-rock, but also blues and funk. Think David Gilmours lead tone on Another Brick in the Wall pt.2

  11. Burgerman666 on November 13th, 2010 12:55 am

    @guslopez12 It’s a Burny. 🙂

  12. guslopez12 on November 13th, 2010 1:26 am

    man this is hard to say for me ive got the same tele the same pedal but samoething is wrong………………
    Your sg is not gibson it has 3 nut cover screws instead of 2

  13. Burgerman666 on November 13th, 2010 1:27 am

    @pearljaime2 Sounds like the right choice to me. 🙂

  14. pearljaime2 on November 13th, 2010 2:23 am

    @Burgerman666 Okay. Since I already have a boss md 2 and a big muff for more distorted stuff, I think the CM 2 would be the best choice for its versatility, right? I was looking for something with a smooth distortion for those clean bluesy solos from Guns N Roses and that could also interact with my md 2 boosting it and adding to its tone some chunkiness.

  15. Burgerman666 on November 13th, 2010 2:54 am

    @pearljaime2 Baritone? TL-2. Classic Rock? CM-2 or SC-2. Just depends how much distortion you need. The SC-2 might be the better choice because it covers a little more ground with a classic 80’s bent.

  16. pearljaime2 on November 13th, 2010 2:59 am

    Which one is best for low tuned (baritone/extended range guitar) chunky stuff? And which one is best suited for both an Alice In Chains and Guns N’ Roses-like sound? CM 2 or SC 2?

  17. Burgerman666 on November 13th, 2010 3:56 am

    @tomchagoo Thank you! It’s a circa 2000 US Standard Tele. Nice bit of ash. I’ve swapped the pickups out for some handwound Mick Brierley Vintage Moderns. Mick winds all of my pickups for me. They’re his pickups in the SG and Strat as well. Sweet as.. 🙂

  18. tomchagoo on November 13th, 2010 4:05 am

    Nice review(s), thanks! I’ve missed the strat on the CM-2 one… 😉
    What Tele are you playing in these videos?

  19. Burgerman666 on November 13th, 2010 4:54 am

    @ziggy8757 The CM-2 by a mile. Much more versatile and does everything the Bad Monkey can do (except speaker sim out) and then some. $99 was never better spent IMO.

  20. ziggy8757 on November 13th, 2010 5:12 am

    which pedal sounds better in your opinion? Digitech bad monkey or the hardwire tube overdrive?

  21. donlordvan on November 13th, 2010 5:54 am

    buen video!!!

  22. mustangcobain65 on November 13th, 2010 6:03 am

    Haha… nice sweep on the tele!

  23. andrei87x on November 13th, 2010 6:11 am

    woooow :X awesome tone 😀 tubescreamer’s days are over

  24. Ilovemyfender2 on November 13th, 2010 6:28 am

    The bad monkey is a lot like this one.

  25. maxicv on November 13th, 2010 6:44 am

    what amp using ???

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